By Tammy Moore Teague
*Contributed by Mayor Mary Radley
Hartford Mayor Mary Radley shared an update on action the council took following last month’s meeting.
Following a recent audit of the water department, policies regarding water payments and shut-offs must be enforced. Water account holders will be receiving a notice explaining these policies.
The city staff and I are so excited to have the approval of the Hartford City Council to use the meeting room for a temporary youth activity center! We had a wonderful opening weekend and I can’t thank our staff and volunteers enough for their help getting everything set up and ready for the first weekend.
However, I want to make everyone aware that this is a “temporary” situation. For the next three months, we will be keeping track of how many kids are participating and evaluate the utilization before any decisions are made about a permanent activity center. Please remember though, that the center is primarily for the use of the youth. So if kids are on the games, grown-ups are not allowed.
We had some great suggestions for some “theme” nights for special games or events and will be taking this into consideration. We have a schedule for the next three months and are looking for volunteers to help out. If you’re not doing anything on Friday or Saturday night, sign up for a night of volunteering in your community. We would be happy to have you.
As in any town, there are issues that need to be addressed. I would like to hear from the citizens about your particular concerns. Then, there is the process of categorizing and prioritizing these issues with the city council. Often progress seems slow, but eventually, I hope to facilitate decisions that will be in the best interest of all the citizens of Hartford.